[r53] Organization Day charity drive focuses on giving back

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE — On Organization Day, State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) was joined by fellow legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating gift cards, linens and other items to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) at the Statehouse. 

“I am honored to participate in this collaborative effort to support the ICADV,” said Rep. Cherry. “It is encouraging to see both sides of the aisle come together to support this worthy cause.” 

The ICADV, founded in 1980, is a statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, support agencies and concerned individuals. They provide technical assistance, resources, information and training to those who serve victims of domestic violence. Their goal is to eliminate domestic violence through the implementation of prevention programs and public awareness. 

“The ICADV reported that, in the span of one year, over 1,700 women, men and children were denied shelter because the program was over capacity,” said Rep. Cherry. “We must work to ensure resources are made available to victims of domestic violence and that those resources are managed in the most efficient and effective way possible.” 

Legislators and staff brought in gift cards, bedding, towels, kid’s art supplies, cleaning supplies and other items for the ICADV. Representatives from the organization were present to accept the donations at the Statehouse. 

For more information on the ICADV, visit www.icadvinc.org

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 Rep. Cherry represents portions of Hancock and Madison counties. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He also serves on the Local Government Committee, Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee, Statutory Committee on Interstate and International Cooperation and Committee on Joint Rules.